London commemoration for famous Limerick exiles

first_imgEmail Print WhatsApp Advertisement Twitter NewsLocal NewsLondon commemoration for famous Limerick exilesBy Alan Jacques – October 27, 2015 1052 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook TAGSCatherine HayesKensal Green CemeterylimerickLimerick Association of LondonSean Og Hanley WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads center_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleNational recognition for Limerick Tippy Talk’ projectNext articleNot all Doon and gloom in County Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Catherine Hayesby Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Catherine HayesTHE Limerick Association of London will hold a special commemoration ceremony to honour two famous Limerick people who are buried in Kensal Green cemetery on Sunday, November 1.The Association will firstly honour the legendary Limerick Gael Sean Og Hanley on the centenary of his death. A native of Kilfinane, he was a member of the Limerick senior hurling team of 1897 that captured Limericks’ first All-Ireland senior hurling title.Shortly after this victory, Sean Og emigrated to London where he died at the young age of 38 and was laid to rest in Kensal Green in 1915. The grave has been carefully restored and maintained under the watchful eye of the Limerick Association of London.A commemoration will also take place on November 1 at the graveside of Limerick opera singer Catherine Hayes. A native of Patrick Street, she achieved international fame with her magnificent soprano voice.One of the best-known singers of the nineteenth century, she performed for Kings and Queens, even giving a performance for Queen Victoria and 500 guests at Buckingham Palace. She made her debut as prima donna at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1846, the first Irish woman to do so.She also lived in London and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery. Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner

first_img Local NewsCrime OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner WhatsApp By admin – June 11, 2018 Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Southern Style Potato SaladHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Home Local News Crime OPD: Man crashed into home, tried to run over owner Previous articleUPDATE: Jury finds Gabe McDonald competent for trialNext articleHays appointed to county judge admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police searching for woman connected to husband’s death WhatsApp Police searching for man connected to hit and run After reportedly driving while intoxicated into the front of a woman’s home and trying to run over the homeowner, a man was arrested by police Sunday and issued multiple felony charges.Officers were called about the hit and run around 12:15 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of Purdue Street.The homeowner told officers upon arrival that a red ‘90s model Chevrolet pickup crashed into the front of her home before striking a parked white 2012 Dodge Durango, an Odessa Police Department news release stated. The driver, later identified as 57-year-old Michael Flores, then began to drive away from the scene.When confronted by the homeowner, the release detailed, Flores reportedly drove away at a high rate of speed and attempted to run her over. An independent witness told officers they saw Flores drive toward the complainant and attempt to strike her.Officers later found the suspected vehicle and found Flores to be intoxicated, the release stated. The homeowner positively identified him and pieces of drywall and window glass shards were found on the front hood of his truck.Flores was also reportedly in possession of several Tramadol Hydrochloride pills and was unable to provide a prescription, and had two prior DWI convictions.Police charged Flores with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, driving while intoxicated for a third time or more, a third-degree felony, possession of a dangerous drug, a class A misdemeanor, and leaving the scene of an accident, a class B misdemeanor.Jail records show Flores was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Sunday and has four bonds totaling $42,000. Facebook Youngsters urged to be safe over graduation weekends Facebooklast_img read more

Conference wizardry

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Conferences can be dull, but with the right technical kit, you can make theright impression. Scott Beagrie looks at the latest…Repeat this mantra after me: It is worthwhile going to conferences. No –really it is. And with the right tools, you too can become a self-styledconference guru and maximise your experience. All you have to do is streamline your operation. Dispense with your heavyshoulder bag, and forget heading off to pick up your voicemail and e-mailsthree times a day. You need to get totally wired instead. That way, you can capture key data, multi-task during the less relevantmoments of a presentation, respond to e-mails or edit documents, and free upyour coffee and lunch breaks for networking. So here’s a guide to some of theleading technologies and gadgets that will help you achieve this goal. Spotme Conference Navigator What is it? An ingenious, pocket-sized wireless device which not onlypinpoints where you are, but locates and tells you where other people are inrelation to you. Its infrared technology facilitates point-and-shoot actions,such as business card exchanges, and it can also beam news announcements,update conference agendas and deliver messages directly to delegates inreal-time, via point-to-point links. Spotme, developed by Swiss company Shockfish, is a service provided by eventorganisers. A digital image of the delegate is captured during theirregistration by the Spotme photo-station, and fed into the database. Spotme’sbase station broadcasts all database updates. Conference application You know all those times when you’ve attendedevents intending to meet up with someone and you either just miss them, can’ttrack them down or simply forget their name? Spotme ensures this won’t happenby alerting you when they are near. It can be set to vibrate, and a pop-updescription photo appears so that the user can decide whether, as the manufacturerstates: “to take the plunge and make that crucial handshake”. A swiftelectronic exchange of business cards can ensue, courtesy of the device. Spotme’s radar function discreetly lets you know who is within 10 to 30 feetof you. The messaging facility allows you to contact any other delegate to setup a meeting. Plus, when you highlight a person’s name, it will show thatperson’s photograph and contact details. So during coffee, you can decidewhether you really want to talk to the person next to you. Just remember thatthose you may wish to avoid can use it to track you down too, so when you feelthat hand on your shoulderÉ Back in the office The event organiser will e-mail your personalisedcontact log with all collected cards and photos, and can be copied directlyinto your personal information management system. Signed up for it? The European Private Equity and Venture CapitalAssociation used it at its annual symposium last year, and the London BusinessForum will be the first to deploy it in the UK at its annual event in March. Cost As Spotme is a service provided by the event organiser, youshouldn’t have to buy one. More info www.spotme.infowww.shockfish.comOlympus W-10 What is it? A high-quality digital voice recorder with built-in lowresolution camera. It can simultaneously record sound and take photographs,allowing you to create multimedia slide shows. With 16Mb of memory, it canstore an impressive three-hours of dictation, and up to 250 images. The imagequality won’t impress the David Baileys of this world, but it is functional. Conference application This is one of those devices that makes youwonder why nobody thought of it sooner, as it’s useful on several fronts. Ifyou want to record that keynote seminar speech at Harrogate and theaccompanying PowerPoint presentation or slides, this will do it. The imaginghas been described as being of ‘sketch’ quality, but should be good enough tocapture readable information. While recording audio, the point at which theuser presses the shutter is given an index mark by the recorder’s in-builtsoftware, so during playback the photos appear on cue. When networking, you canuse it to record business card details and match them with photos of theindividuals to help identify key contacts. You could also use it to takepictures of prototype products that have not yet made their way into thecorporate brochure. Back in the office Both audio and J-PEG files can be transferredinstantly to a PC via a high-speed USB interface. During playback, thephotographs provide visual indexes to specific points in the voice recording.So if you were the only one in your department fortunate enough to attend theMichael Porter lecture on productivity, for instance, you could download theentire presentation and e-mail it to your team. Signed up for it? The W-10 is so handy, expect Personnel Todayreporters to be using it for their Vox Pop interviews at this year’s HRD andHarrogate events. Cost £150 More info www.olympus.co.ukGyration Ultra Professional Optical Mouse What is it? A breed of super mouse that knows no bounds. The bullet-shapeddevice works in mid-air and is both PC and Mac compatible. It doesn’t need lineof sight to work and can operate at a range of 100 feet, thanks to thegyrosensor technology behind it – the MicroGyro 100 that senses the motion ofthe hand and body. It has a built in rechargeable battery and there are nomoving parts to go wrong. Conference application This one is more for when you’re presentingyour masterclass, rather listening to one. As the mouse works in mid-air and upto 100 feet away from a laptop or projector, the presenter can roam around theroom, interacting with the audience. It is the ultimate in freedom of movementand expression for a presenter and features 80 special effects, including theability to highlight objects or text, underline particular words, zoom in andout, or launch video clips or soundtracks. Favourite control tools can beassigned to button and scroll clicks, as well as hand gestures. Back in the office It performs well on the desktop – the makers claimit can transmit data up to 160 per cent faster that other cordless mice. Signed up for it? It’s what trainers and conference speakerseverywhere have been waiting for. Cost: £160 More info www.gyration.comToshiba Portege 3500 Tablet PC What is it? One of the most powerful Tablet PCs on the market. Incase you missed the hype (and not wishing to state the obvious), they are atablet-shaped device on which you can write with a digital pen or stylus.Tablet PCs generically run Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, but areexternally designed by a number of Microsoft’s hardware supporters such asAcer, Fujitsu and Hewlett-Packard. Toshiba’s thin, highly-specified offering has a more than respectable 1.33GHz PIII-M processor and 12-inch screen. It also comes with integrated Wi-Fi(wireless networking technology), Bluetooth, 56kps modem and ethernet port. Conference application Tablet PCs may take a while to convince someof their worth – especially those who are perfectly happy with their laptops.But the ability to jot things down will be appreciated by conference goers whowant a more informal method of taking notes, rather than keying them in.Although PDAs can be fine for this kind of thing too, their limited screen sizehardly compares to the Portege’s. The stylus can also be used to create drawings or annotate documents whichcan be saved in Digital Ink form, or converted to text. The Wi-Fi connection, tipped to be the fastest growing mobile technologythis year, means that e-mails can be sent without having to plug in a singlecable. To transform it from a notebook, the Portege’s screen swivels and locksdown, turning it into a writing tablet. Back in the office Are you kidding? This is a tool for the seriousroad-warrior who wouldn’t be seen dead in an office. Cost £2,100 More info www.toshiba.co.uk/computersConference technology breakoutsTubula RasaA variation on the conference navigator theme, it involves namebadges embedded with tiny chips. Sensor units with a range of 5 feet whichdetect the unique ID for each name badge, can be placed at strategic points,such as seminar room entrances. Organisers are then able to non-invasivelytrack who is in attendance. This may signal the end of stewards having to scanthe barcode on your name badge.www.t-rasa.comThroughlinesThink you know where the training video is headed? Things don’thave to be so predictable with this interactive video platform technology.Throughlines is developed by New York company Static & Motion, and is aimedat trade shows, corporate meetings and training usage. It allows delegates todecide the outcome of various hypothetical situations. Audiences of between 20and 2,000 people can use individual keypads to vote what happens next atcertain points in the video presentation. The audience response isautomatically calculated, and the video continues with the scenario thatreceived the majority vote.www.static-motion.comwww.throughlines.comOptionPowerDebuting this month at the Training 2003 conference in Atlanta,this software application turns a PowerPoint presentation into an interactiveexperience. Presenters can receive immediate feedback from the audience throughwireless hand-held keypads. Using drop- down menus and tools, the presenter canuse this information to make new slides in seconds.www.optiontechnologies.com Comments are closed. Conference wizardryOn 25 Feb 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Press release: Government to cut Fixed Odds Betting Terminals maximum stake from £100 to £2

first_img Gambling is devolved in Northern Ireland, but substantially reserved in Scotland and Wales. However, as of 23 May 2016, the Scottish Parliament and Scottish Ministers have the executive and legislative competence to vary the number of high-staking gaming machines authorised by a new betting premises licence in Scotland. Under the Wales Act 2017, identical powers were transferred to the Welsh Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales. We are committed to working constructively with devolved administrations as we move towards implementation of the £2 stake limit on B2 gaming machines. B1 machines are in casinos with a maximum stake of £5 with a maximum pay-out of £10,000 (or progressive jackpot of £20,000) B3 machines are located in casino, betting, arcade and bingo venues with a maximum stake of £2 and a maximum pay-out of £500. Remote Gaming Duty is paid by all companies who earn revenue through offering online gaming to British residents. It is currently set at 15% of operator’s profits. Public Health England will carry out a review of the evidence relating to the public health harms of gambling. The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) has amended its code to ensure that a responsible gambling message will appear for the duration of all TV adverts. Problem gambling can devastate individuals’ lives, families and communities. It is right that we take decisive action now to ensure a responsible gambling industry that protects the most vulnerable in our society. By reducing FOBT stakes to £2 we can help stop extreme losses by those who can least afford it. While we want a healthy gambling industry that contributes to the economy, we also need one that does all it can to protect players. We are increasing protections around online gambling, doing more on research, education and treatment of problem gambling and ensuring tighter rules around gambling advertising. We will work with the industry on the impact of these changes and are confident that this innovative sector will step up and help achieve this balance. In addition to the reduction to FOBT stakes the government has today confirmed: A major multi-million pound advertising campaign promoting responsible gambling, supported by industry and GambleAware, will be launched later this year. The maximum stakes on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) are to be reduced from £100 to £2 to reduce the risk of gambling-related harm, Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch announced today.The move comes off the back of a consultation with the public and the industry to ensure that we have the right balance between a sector that can grow and contribute to the economy and one that is socially responsible and doing all it should to protect consumers and communities.The government wants to reduce the potential for large losses on FOBT (category B2) machines and the risk of harm to both the player and wider communities. Following analysis of consultation responses and advice from the Gambling Commission, the government believes that a cut to £2 will best achieve this.The Gambling Commission has also been tasked to take forward discussions with the industry to improve player protection measures on B1 and B3 category machines, looking at spend and time limits.DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock said:center_img When faced with the choice of halfway measures or doing everything we can to protect vulnerable people, we have chosen to take a stand. These machines are a social blight and prey on some of the most vulnerable in society, and we are determined to put a stop to it and build a fairer society for all. Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch said: As part of the next licence competition the age limit for playing National Lottery games will be reviewed, to take into accounts developments in the market and the risk of harm to young people. In order to cover any negative impact on the public finances, and to protect funding for vital public services, this change will be linked to an increase in Remote Gaming Duty, paid by online gaming operators, at the relevant Budget.Changes to the stake will be through secondary legislation. The move will need parliamentary approval and we will also engage with the gambling industry to ensure it is given sufficient time to implement and complete the technological changes.Notes to EditorsFor further information please contact: DCMS Press Office on: 020 7211 6276 / 6971 The Gambling Commission will toughen up protections around online gambling including stronger age verification rules and proposals to require operators to set limits on consumers’ spending until affordability checks have been conducted.last_img read more

Covid19: Newcastle bans handshaking during training.

first_img Crystal Palace defeated Newcastle 1-0 in Game Week 27 It comes after a fan who traveled to Italy to watch the team take on Atalanta in the Champions League return with positive test results and the club has acted to prevent further spreading of the virus this weekend. Meanwhile as clubs await the ground of 16 fixtures in the Europa, Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjae is hoping and praying that they don’t get get to face Inter Milan. Read also Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 to consider downsizing Torch Relay Fixtures in the Europa round of 16 will be revealed any moment from now with stakeholders already settled the event billed for   UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayTV Characters Who Hated Each Other But Later Became Friends Loading… center_img Newcastle have banned their players from shaking hands with each other amid the fear of Coronavirus. The Magpies have long since had a training-ground tradition whereby players and staff greet one another with a handshake every morning. But Steve Bruce revealed: ‘We have a ritual where we shake hands every morning. We’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor. ‘We have a superb doctor here and he’ll keep us informed. We’re glued to the TV and let us hope it doesn’t get any worse” Valencia have also cancelled all ‘non-sporting first team activities’ including press conferences ahead of Saturday’s visit of Real Betis at the Mestalla in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.Advertisementlast_img read more

Agbonlahor confident Grealish relationship with Villa fans solid

first_img There’s claims of some being upset after Grealish broke the UK’s coronavirus lockdown laws early into the demands. “Knowing Jack, he’ll know he made a big mistake,” said Agbonlahor to Sky Sports. “I think he just thought to himself ‘I could pop round’ and see a friend.Advertisement “He knows deep down. He knows he’s done wrong. He’s been punished now and I think it’s something that we should stop talking about and move on. read also:Agbonlahor fears for Aston Villa if season resumes without fans “He’s apologised, he’ll be doing something to try and help now and he’ll have been the first one to take a wage cut. “He’s a very generous guy.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Aston Villa captain, Gabby Agbonlahor, is confident Jack Grealish’s relationship with fans is rock solid. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characters90s Stunners Who Still Look GorgeousBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldGreatest Movies In History Since 19825 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Balotelli is growing up… at last!

first_imgLigue 1 Balotelli is growing up… at last! Ligue 1 social Robin Bairner 19:00 1/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Mario Balotelli, Nice Getty Ligue 1 PSG Nantes v PSG Nice v Αμιάν Nice Αμιάν Nantes The Italy international took time to reflect on how he’s grown since his arrival in France, while Neymar took the time to pay tribute to Haiti Ligue 1 returned after a three-week Christmas break this weekend, though some of the major stars were absent for their sides. Neymar, for example, missed Paris Saint-Germain’s Sunday night trip to Nantes due to injury, while Mario Balotelli managed only a few minutes at the end of Nice’s win over Amiens.Balotelli might be yet to start a game in 2018, but he showed with a couple of Instagram posts that he has lost none of the humour that makes him a big favourite with the fans.On Wednesday, he posted a video of him receiving treatment from a member of Nice’s staff. Balotelli is positioned in a vulnerable position, with the physio apparently providing some painful treatment to the Italy international’s hamstring. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Isn’t what you guys are thinking, I swear!!!” he said. Despite those Instagram hijinks, Balotelli is a far more mature man than he was when he spent time in England with Manchester City and Liverpool. That was reflected in a cartoon the forward posted on Thursday.In it, a young Mario is stood with a quiver full of fireworks with a house on fire in the background, reflecting the damage that he did to his apartment when with Man City. Below is a similar picture, but in this one Balotelli is a bunch of arrows and has fired them consistently at the centre of the target.It is a sentiment that tickled the Italian, who clearly found it reflective of his career.Unlike Balotelli, Neymar has managed significant action this year, even if he missed out on Sunday. Indeed, he caught the headlines with a clever balancing act after scoring a penalty against Amiens in the Coupe de la Ligue in midweek, taking his boot off and balancing it on his forehead.He gave little away about it, though.“Those who know @jcelsomoraes will understand my celebration,” he said. “Congratulations brother, best wishes.”The Brazil ace has been putting his brief time off to good use, though, reminding his Instagram followers of the Haiti earthquake of 2010 that continues to hamper the country. “January 12, 2010: earthquake in Haiti (230,000 dead, 220,000 injured). 8 years later, Handicap International and I continue to support Haitians. I truly hope to be visiting Haiti very soon,” he said.Meanwhile, he posted an image of his time off over the Christmas period with his son.Young team-mate Kylian Mbappe posted a similar image of himself looking relaxed in the back of a car with younger brother Ethan.The week finished off on a philosophical note from Neymar, who continues to come under unprecedented scrutiny from all quarters since me moved to PSG from Barca in the summer.“There are people who will like you, and people who will hate you even if you are the best person in the world,” he said. “Don’t blame yourself if so-and-so thinks you’re boring. People can find what they want, it doesn’t change who you are!”They might have missed out at the weekend, but both Balotelli and Neymar expect to play full roles for their sides as they tackle Monaco and Dijon respectively.last_img read more